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Len Wiseman to Direct Supernatural Thriller ‘Black Chapter’

Len Wiseman to Direct Supernatural Thriller ‘Black Chapter’

Director Len Wiseman (Total Recall) is teaming up with screenwriter Zak Penn (Marvel's The Avengers) for a supernatural thriller entitled Black Chapter.

The plot follows an FBI agent who is lured into a secretive military program that trains its operatives how to use paranormal abilities. Zak Penn is writing the screenplay based on an original story he concocted with Len Wiseman.

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Len Wiseman Drops Out of ‘The Mummy’ Reboot

Len Wiseman Drops Out of ‘The Mummy’ Reboot

Director Len Wiseman has dropped out of the Untitled Mummy Reboot for Universal Pictures, citing scheduling issues. The project is still moving ahead, with the studio currently searching for another filmmaker to take the helm.

The filmmaker signed on for the reboot last September, just a month after his latest film, the Total Recall remake, debuted in theaters. However, we haven't heard much about the project since then, except for a report from February when screenwriter Billy Ray (Captain Phillips) signed on to write a draft separate from the existing script written by Jon Spaihts (Prometheus). That story indicated that Universal was considering combining both drafts into one shooting script.

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EXCLUSIVE: Director Len Wiseman Talks ‘Total Recall’ and the Problem with Remakes

EXCLUSIVE: Director Len Wiseman Talks ‘Total Recall’ and the Problem with Remakes

Len Wiseman Talks Total Recall and the problem with remakes, on Blu-ray and DVD today!

When it was released this past summer, Total Recall withered in the shadow of its predecessor. Fans took an immediate pass on it, not willing to realizing that this remake is one of the best sci-fi films of the year, and also a more truthful adaptation of the Philip K. Dick short story upon which it is based. Why were audiences so quick to dismiss director Len Wiseman's take on Total Recall? Because the Paul Verhoeven version starring Arnold Schwarzenegger is still a beloved cult institution that many felt couldn't be mucked with.

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EXCLUSIVE: ‘The Mummy’ Remake to Be an Epic Horror Movie Set in Present Day America

EXCLUSIVE: ‘The Mummy’ Remake to Be an Epic Horror Movie Set in Present Day America

Director Len Wiseman is trading one remake for another. His last film, Total Recall, is arriving on Blu-ray and DVD this Tuesday, December 18th. We caught up with him to chat about people's unkind reception to this reinterpretation of the original Philip K. Dick short story, and the conversation eased over into his next film, a reboot of the long-standing Mummy franchise for Universal Pictures.

Remaking The Mummy is a little different than taking on a beloved Arnold Schwarzenegger classic, though. The franchise has been around since the mid-30s, and the monster has already seen many different iterations. Still, some people are under the misconception that this will be a reboot of the previous The Mummy movies. The new film will having nothing to do with the Brendan Fraser franchise, at all. It is a completely new take on the mythology, and it will be set in present day.

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Watch the First 10 Minutes of ‘Total Recall’

Watch the First 10 Minutes of ‘Total Recall’

Maybe you missed Total Recall when it hit theaters this past August. Judging from its box office tally, you probably did. Well, now's your chance to catch-up with this sci-fi remake from director Len Wiseman, as it hits Blu-ray and DVD next Tuesday, December 18th. A remake of the 1990 sci-fi classic starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Colin Farrell assumes the role of factory worker Douglas Quaid, who discovers that he was once a rebel fighter. To entice you into buying the upcoming release, Sony Home Entertainment has released the first ten minutes of the film online. Will it hook you in? Watch and discover for yourself. This may just be the gift to give this holiday season.

Total Recall comes to Blu-ray and DVD next Tuesday, December 18th.

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‘The Mummy’ Reboot Lands Director Len Wiseman

‘The Mummy’ Reboot Lands Director Len Wiseman

Total Recall director Len Wiseman is finalizing a deal to direct The Mummy reboot for Universal Pictures. We first reported on this project back in April, when Prometheus writer Jon Spaihts signed on to provide the screenplay.

Len Wiseman previously worked with Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman when he directed the pilot episode of their CBS series Hawaii Five-0.

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EXCLUSIVE: ‘Total Recall’ Cast and Crew Interviews!

EXCLUSIVE: ‘Total Recall’ Cast and Crew Interviews!

Sony Pictures is set to release Total Recall, a remake of the original 1990 sci-fi thriller starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, in theaters this Friday, August 3rd. In anticipation of this summer adventure, we sent Todd Gilchrist to chat with stars Colin Farrell, Kate Beckinsale, Jessica Biel, and Bryan Cranston, along with their director Len Wiseman, to find out what we can expect from this new take on an old classic. Watch as the secrets behind Rekall are exposed, and the truth is revealed.

Total Recall was released August 3rd, 2012.

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Fourth ‘Total Recall’ Clip

Columbia Pictures has unveiled yet another clip from Len Wiseman's reboot of the classic action thriller Total Recall. Watch as Cohaagen (Bryan Cranston) and Lori (Kate Beckinsale) talk about the activation and escape of Douglas Quaid (Colin Farrell).

Total Recall was released August 3rd, 2012.

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